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By S7GearHead, Junior Member on 30th November 2016, 01:18 PM
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Just wondering if it can be side-loaded and operating correctly.
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1st December 2016, 03:25 AM |#2  
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I would love to know as well. Really want to jump on the early offer.
1st December 2016, 03:58 AM |#3  
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Why start another thread on this when one already exist?
1st December 2016, 06:29 AM |#4  
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Why start another thread on this when one already exist?

Link to that thread? All I have seen has been the DirecTV app, not DirecTV Now app.
1st December 2016, 02:12 PM |#5  
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Just wondering if it can be side-loaded and operating correctly.

I sidloaded last night. The remote will not function, have to use gamepad. I was unable to view the guide. It was not a good experience. I will just continue casting until/if they support android tv.
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I sidloaded last night. The remote will not function, have to use gamepad. I was unable to view the guide. It was not a good experience. I will just continue casting until/if they support android tv.

Thanks, I truly dislike using the controller for my TV operations. I have a Fire TV and was experiencing streaming issues using the service. Day 1 launch problems.
1st December 2016, 09:55 PM |#7  
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anyone able to get a hold of the apk for the fire tv? that should work with the shield tv with the remote and all
2nd December 2016, 03:02 AM |#8  
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anyone able to get a hold of the apk for the fire tv? that should work with the shield tv with the remote and all

Fire TV made apps won't work outside Amazon devices due to device compatibility checks that are perform during the launch of the apps. I tried this with the Vue app on my Nexus player.
2nd December 2016, 11:46 AM |#9  
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Fire TV made apps won't work outside Amazon devices due to device compatibility checks that are perform during the launch of the apps. I tried this with the Vue app on my Nexus player.

I tried it with the iTV fire apps and the Amazon video app and got them to work by basically looking at the dependent amazon apps and installing them as well. If I had a fire still I'd give it a go but alas I don't.
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Ok, so I was able to extract the Fire TV .apk file and sideload onto my Nvidia Shield TV. I was able to open it and navigate using the standard Shield remote. The only issue I am having is playing live TV content. Sometimes it loaded fine and other times it gives me an error and telling me to Refresh the content. Seems to be very buggy for Android TV. Here is a link to the extracted .apk file. I would like to see what you guys get trying this out.

uploadfiles.io/52771#.WEGhSyGy1_U.email
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Ok, so I was able to extract the Fire TV .apk file and sideload onto my Nvidia Shield TV. I was able to open it and navigate using the standard Shield remote. The only issue I am having is playing live TV content. Sometimes it loaded fine and other times it gives me an error and telling me to Refresh the content. Seems to be very buggy for Android TV. Here is a link to the extracted .apk file. I would like to see what you guys get trying this out.

uploadfiles.io/52771#.WEGhSyGy1_U.email


I will try it this evening when I get home from work. What you are describing is basically the same issues I am having with the supported Fire TV device.
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